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Building a Rain Garden – May 20
May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
How to build a rain garden from start to finish
Our RAIN Coach Becca Robinson will outline the considerations in designing a rain garden. She will also advise you on how to plan for the long term so that you can take into consideration adding other outdoor features in the future such as a patio.
Rain gardens are built to capture a large volume of water. Rain gardens differ from regular gardens because they are dug out and filled with a special mixture which enables the garden to act like a sponge and hold larger volumes of water. Learn step by step how to construct a rain garden to maximize its ability to capture water while also enhancing your outdoor space.
At 10:30 a.m. following the presentation, participants are welcome to stay and help out in the construction of the rain garden.
Presented by our RAIN Coach
Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design (www.growandgatherdesign.com) and is currently the RAIN Coach for REEP Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.
She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
Location: 200 Waterloo St., Kitchener in the Mount Hope Neighbourhood